Scottish Parliament debates protection of human rights

Scottish Parliament MSP office windows Image credit: dun_deagh, Flickr:

On 10th January 2017, the Scottish Parliament debated its commitment to human rights, particularly in the face of Brexit.

The motion agreed by the Parliament includes a call ‘on the UK Government to give an undertaking not to take, or propose, any action that weakens or undermines participation in other international human rights mechanisms, including in particular the Council of Europe and the European Convention on Human Rights, and records its opposition to any loss in Scotland of the human rights, equality, social protection and other safeguards and standards enshrined in EU law and set out in the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights..’

Read the Official Report here:

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